Does anybody else have this problem? My chickens (Buff Orpingtons) are extremely fussy eaters, but in a strange way. They will eat anything as long as it is in their feeder in the coop. In winter I feed a mix of scratch and layer pellets, and they wolf it down, but being chickens and sloppy, probably about half of it falls out of the hanging feeder and falls onto the coop floor (vinyl). At that point it is no longer food! I thought maybe it had something to do with the flooring, but they exhibit the same behavior outside. Food that falls out of a feeder and touches the ground is no longer food. I suppose I wouldn't mind so much except that I'm cleaning out at least a 50 lbs bag-worth of pellets and scratch from the coop about every three weeks. Gets a mite pricey if you know what I mean! The last batch of Orps I had were not like this! So what gives? Any ideas regarding this? I tried not filling the feeder in an attempt to get them to eat the stuff that falls on the floor, but they literally will starve rather than eat it. And it's not getting fouled or anything. Really frustrated.